Cyclist (Trainer class)

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サイクリング Cycling
VSCyclist M BDSP.pngVSCyclist F BDSP.png
Male and female Cyclist sprites from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Gender Both
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Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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A Cyclist (Japanese: サイクリング Cycling) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation IV games. They are young men and women on bicycles who wear spandex.

They generally use a variety of Pokémon, but tend to favor Flying, Fire, and Electric types. They seem to be the Generations IV and V form of the Generation III Triathlete. In Generation IV, Cyclists are commonly found on cycling roads.


In the core series

Sprites and models

Spr DP Cyclist M.pngSpr DP Cyclist F.png Spr BW Cyclist M.pngSpr BW Cyclist F.png Spr B2W2 Cyclist M.pngSpr B2W2 Cyclist F.png VSCyclist M BDSP.pngVSCyclist F BDSP.png
Sprites from
Generation IV
Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
VS Models from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Cyclist m IV OD.pngCyclist f IV OD.png Cyclist m OD.pngCyclist f OD.png Cyclist M BDSP OD.pngCyclist F BDSP OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Generation IV
Overworld sprites from
Generation V
Overworld models from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In other games


Battrio Cyclist M.pngBattrio Cyclist F.png
Art from Battrio

Trainer list

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Cyclist in Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl arc

In Luring in a Lickilicky, a male Cyclist appeared during the Pokétch presentation taking place in Jubilife City.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

In Out-Odding Oddish, Gold accidentally bumped into a male Cyclist with his Rapidash while racing to get to the Pokéathlon Dome.

Black & White arc

A female Cyclist was seen in a commercial for the Xtransceiver in Lights, Camera...Action!.

Cyclist's Rapidash
Rapidash was seen with its Trainer when Gold bumped into him.

None of Rapidash's moves are known.

Debut Out-Odding Oddish


  • In German, the Biker and the Cyclist were both called "Bikers" prior to Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. The female version of the trainer class is now the proper feminine "Bikerin".
  • In Generation V, Bikers and Cyclists will alter the speed of their bikes, depending on if the player is holding down the B-button.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 自行車手 Jihhàhngchē-sáu
Mandarin 自行車手 / 自行车手 Zìxíngchē-shǒu
France Flag.png European French Cycliste
Germany Flag.png German Biker ()
Bikerin ()BDSP
Italy Flag.png Italian Ciclista
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이클링 Cycling
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ciclista

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalHGSSSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery Man*CHGSSDouble TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollectorCowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdol
JoggerLadyNinja BoyParasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerRancherReporter
Rich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialiteTuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameramanCamperChampion
ClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite FourFisher*GentlemanGuitarist
Gym Leader*HikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassMadame*Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPoké Fan*
Poké KidPokémon Breeder*Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*Police Officer*PsychicRancherRanchers*
ReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSwimmerTeam Galactic Boss*
Team Galactic Grunt*Tower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPtGAME FREAK'sBDSP
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBikerBlack BeltChampionClerk
CyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGym Leader*
NurseNursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPokémon Trainer*Policeman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
BeautyB2W2Boss TrainerB2W2GuitaristB2W2
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedian
Fine ActorMovie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Blueberry Academy only:SV
BB League ChampionBB League Elite FourBlueberry Academy Director
DirectorInstructorLeague ClubStudentTop Champion
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